I love gooey caramel cookie bars. These are a family favorite
1 cup Softened Unsalted Butter
1 cup Sugar
2 cups Flour
11 oz bag KRAFT Caramel Bits
12 oz bag Mini Chocolate Chips
14 oz Sweet Condensed Milk
Preheat oven to 350. Cream together butter and sugar. Add in Flour. Press into the bottom of 9X13 pan. Cover with caramels and chocolate chips. Drizzle sweet condensed milk over the top and bake for 15 minutes. Cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into bars.
I love playing with recipes. Several years ago we went to Gardener Village in West Jordan, Utah and one of the shops had Carmel Apple Bars. This is a play off of that bar. The sweet is the caramel sauce and the spicy is the cinnamon and clove essential oil. There is a tart note that comes for the Granny Smith Apple. This is a playful and tasty dessert.
1 1/2 cups Unsalted Butter
1 1/2 cups Sugar
4 cups Flour
Combine sugar and flour in bowl. Cut in butter with a fork until crumbly. Press 3/4 of the mixture into a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1/2 cup Water
1 cup Brown Sugar
2-3 drops doTerra Cinnamon
1-2 drops doTerra Clove Bud
6 Granny Smith Apples (approximately 3 cups)
Peel, slice, and cut apples. In a medium sauce pan combined water, sugar, and essential oils. Bring to a boil. Stir in Apples. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crust.
Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until lightly brown.
Cool for 10 – 15 minutes and top with caramel sauce. Use your favorite or 1/2 of the recipe below.
Simple Carmel Sauce
1 cup Butter
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 cups Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. On medium heat bring to a boil, stirring continually. Boil for 5 mins until thick. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.